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  1. shoii's Avatar
    Here is screenshots I took of my battery. I'm currently using Anker 5200mah battery for my s4. Loving the battery, only issue is there isn't really any case that I can use with the extended battery.
    I do not use any of the features like smart scroll, smart pause, and air view. I have snapdragon battery guru on that automatically turns my WiFi on and off. I consider myself a decently heavy user for games, music, internet, and social apps.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/jaranuby.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/agany8y2.jpg
    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    Holy **** lol
    07-13-2013 06:22 AM
  2. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Here is screenshots I took of my battery. I'm currently using Anker 5200mah battery for my s4. Loving the battery, only issue is there isn't really any case that I can use with the extended battery.
    I do not use any of the features like smart scroll, smart pause, and air view. I have snapdragon battery guru on that automatically turns my WiFi on and off. I consider myself a decently heavy user for games, music, internet, and social apps.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/jaranuby.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/agany8y2.jpg
    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    Not bad for a gamer.

    Sent from my HP Slate 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-13-2013 06:26 AM
  3. lareschultz's Avatar
    It may be that easy for you to just trash a $600 investment, but not for most of us. I conccur with the writer above. I don't use it so much, but everyday end up barely with enough power to complete a phone call. And I have not begun to use half of the features--s voice, etc, as they are not so easy to learn. I also bought the galazy note 10.1, which I could just about throw out the window for all the problems it gives. me. We buy these gadjets to make things easier and more pleasurable, not to frustrate. Cannot communicate between my 2 galaxy devices with bluetooth. The external keyboard I bought ineracts well with galaxy S4, but stopped working with the note 10.1. Says it is paired, but does not function. $100 keyboard I cannot use with it. ipad is twice the tablet of the galaxy as far as I can tell. My brother got his at the same time I got the galaxy. While i had used ipad before he had not. He is now far ahead of me in using his ipad compared to me making sense of the note 10.1. I don't have tens of hours to "learn" these devices, but it is not so easy to just swallow a $1000 loss as you imply it is. Would return them both if I could and buy apple, as much as I dislike much of thier business practices.
    08-12-2013 10:23 AM
  4. starbuckk's Avatar
    Wow. I would not trade my S4 or Note 10.1 for two each of Apple devices. The issues you seem to be having are not typical.
    I do think there isva bug in S4 related to battery and camera use. May need to restart occasionally to get around it.
    Feel free to post your 10.1 isdues on that board. Plenty of help there.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    08-12-2013 10:48 AM
  5. starbuckk's Avatar
    Ps. To communicate between the devices use Wifi direct. They will connect peer to peer without a network and its faster than bluetooth.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    08-12-2013 02:04 PM
  6. trekk's Avatar
    I agree with you 100%, I have no idea how people get this miraculous 1 day and a half with high brightness and everything on. Me and my wife both have GS4 and we get by till around 7 pm max then we have to recharge. Best solution get a spare battery and swap them when your out of charge makes life easy.
    08-12-2013 04:16 PM
  7. ColumbusNYC's Avatar
    Brand new to Android - coming from Blackberry. First off, I love the s4 - beautiful screen, simple to use, a lot more functionality than my Blackberry. However, I agree about the battery life issue. Per the battery report: my Screen is at 81% despite turning on Auto Brightness and having the backlight go off after 15 seconds. I have Location Services off - do not use any of the Samsung gimmicks - but have Auto Sync on as I need it. I keep Twitter running in the background. I don't play music or games - just check email and Twitter a lot as well as web browse. The phone is 100% charged at 7 am and I have to re-charge it by 3.

    Not sure how to get the Screen below 81%...I just ordered the ZeroLemon extended battery because worrying about having to recharge in the middle of the day is crazy. I use an Otterbox Defender case, which I really love - but that will not fit with the ZeroLemon. My other choice is to buy a few stock batteries and to switch them out during the day but the Defender case is not that simple to put on and off.

    Any thoughts? Is the phone/battery defective?
    08-15-2013 07:51 AM
  8. garublador's Avatar
    Brand new to Android - coming from Blackberry. First off, I love the s4 - beautiful screen, simple to use, a lot more functionality than my Blackberry. However, I agree about the battery life issue. Per the battery report: my Screen is at 81% despite turning on Auto Brightness and having the backlight go off after 15 seconds. I have Location Services off - do not use any of the Samsung gimmicks - but have Auto Sync on as I need it. I keep Twitter running in the background. I don't play music or games - just check email and Twitter a lot as well as web browse. The phone is 100% charged at 7 am and I have to re-charge it by 3.

    Not sure how to get the Screen below 81%...I just ordered the ZeroLemon extended battery because worrying about having to recharge in the middle of the day is crazy. I use an Otterbox Defender case, which I really love - but that will not fit with the ZeroLemon. My other choice is to buy a few stock batteries and to switch them out during the day but the Defender case is not that simple to put on and off.

    Any thoughts? Is the phone/battery defective?
    If you have everything else turned off then the screen will be the thing that uses the most battery by far. It means the phone isn't using your battery much when the screen isn't on, or that you have the screen on a lot. How much screen time do you get before you have to charge it?

    One thing you can do right away is turn auto brightness off and lower the screen brightness to the lowest setting you're happy with.
    08-15-2013 10:25 AM
  9. Matija Cindori's Avatar
    Actually normal battery drain is 3% for 10 minutes with screen on and instantly surfing.
    08-15-2013 04:10 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I love my S4 and the battery has not been a problem at all...just the opposite in fact. However, I don't use location or GPS services or bluetooth unless I need to. I was the same way with my iPhone. One of the things I love about the S4 is that you have the OPTION of getting a higher capacity battery or spare standard capacity or spare standard and higher capacity as well as getting a battery case (think Mophie). ...just so many options, I like options.

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-15-2013 04:55 PM
  11. Relletti's Avatar
    The s4 to me could use better battery life. I usually have the screen brightness turned all the way down, plus on power saver mode. I do a lot of web browsing on it too so that could be it, but I swear this things battery drains very quick. I think I'm going to get a extra battery to keep on me just in case.

    Sent from my Galaxy S IV using Tapatalk IV
    08-15-2013 08:10 PM
  12. Aesthete18's Avatar
    I've been reading this thread and I think my battery is also bad but I'm not sure. I charged it to 100% and after 1 hour and 52 minutes it's at 86%. I'm on power saving and it says 33% used on google services (no idea what's that), 28% on draw something and 21% on screen. Is that bad?
    08-15-2013 09:09 PM
  13. ColumbusNYC's Avatar
    I am torn between just getting an extra Samsung battery and charger case or getting a ZeroLemon extended battery. I don't care if the extended battery makes the device much bigger. I already use an Otterbox Defender case so it is big right now. My concern is getting off the Defender case in order to swap batteries. Not sure whether the case which comes with the ZeroLemon will give sufficient protection.
    08-15-2013 09:14 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Its been my experience that Android devices have always been a bit power hungry. People deal with that in different ways. Could my S4's battery last longer? Yes, of course. But it lasts me long enough and I really do have some peace of mind knowing I can simply swap the battery if I want. I get most of a full day, if not more, outta it but I split my time between my S4 and this Note 8.0. I can't swap the battery on this Note 8 so I know how the HTC One and other folks feel. I saw a 10,000 mah external battery I may just pick up, 'cause it was not expensive at all.

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-15-2013 09:35 PM
  15. Relletti's Avatar
    I am torn between just getting an extra Samsung battery and charger case or getting a ZeroLemon extended battery. I don't care if the extended battery makes the device much bigger. I already use an Otterbox Defender case so it is big right now. My concern is getting off the Defender case in order to swap batteries. Not sure whether the case which comes with the ZeroLemon will give sufficient protection.
    Im having the same problem. Plus I just bought this neo hybrid case for my s4 and if I get the extended battery, it probably won't fit in it. The zerolemon battery is what I need though

    Sent from my Galaxy S IV using Tapatalk IV
    08-16-2013 01:50 PM
  16. Pedro Souza's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    i'm facing exactly the same problem here...
    I've been using my S4 for two weeks, everything was working great since I unboxed it,
    but last Thursday I felt the phone warm in my pocket, when I picked it to see what's going on, I faced it with a drain of 30% of battery since the last time I checked (something about 1 hour of idle),
    Since then, my phone has been drained 1% of battery per minute, and it stays constantly warm, I already factory reseted it, two or three times...
    I already turned off every featured, removed SIMCARD and SD card, and the problem still happening,
    I have no idea what it could be, maybe bad battery, or hardware issue, or some virus or corrupted file in the Android system leaking the battery...
    I'm really sad about that, cause I have the phone for only two weeks and this problems already happens :/

    Maybe I should try to root acces the device and change the ROM version, but here in Brazil it impacts the warranty (like, if you change the ROM, your warranty is gone, yes, shame.)
    what should I do?
    09-19-2013 01:21 PM
  17. Relletti's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    i'm facing exactly the same problem here...
    I've been using my S4 for two weeks, everything was working great since I unboxed it,
    but last Thursday I felt the phone warm in my pocket, when I picked it to see what's going on, I faced it with a drain of 30% of battery since the last time I checked (something about 1 hour of idle),
    Since then, my phone has been drained 1% of battery per minute, and it stays constantly warm, I already factory reseted it, two or three times...
    I already turned off every featured, removed SIMCARD and SD card, and the problem still happening,
    I have no idea what it could be, maybe bad battery, or hardware issue, or some virus or corrupted file in the Android system leaking the battery...
    I'm really sad about that, cause I have the phone for only two weeks and this problems already happens :/

    Maybe I should try to root acces the device and change the ROM version, but here in Brazil it impacts the warranty (like, if you change the ROM, your warranty is gone, yes, shame.)
    what should I do?
    You might want to take that phone back and get a new one. When I had the battery drain issue I did one factory reset and it got better. That doesn't sound good for it to be draining that much.

    Tapatalking from my S4
    09-19-2013 01:41 PM
  18. STSVA's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    i'm facing exactly the same problem here...
    I've been using my S4 for two weeks, everything was working great since I unboxed it,
    but last Thursday I felt the phone warm in my pocket, when I picked it to see what's going on, I faced it with a drain of 30% of battery since the last time I checked (something about 1 hour of idle),
    Since then, my phone has been drained 1% of battery per minute, and it stays constantly warm, I already factory reseted it, two or three times...
    I already turned off every featured, removed SIMCARD and SD card, and the problem still happening,
    I have no idea what it could be, maybe bad battery, or hardware issue, or some virus or corrupted file in the Android system leaking the battery...
    I'm really sad about that, cause I have the phone for only two weeks and this problems already happens :/

    Maybe I should try to root acces the device and change the ROM version, but here in Brazil it impacts the warranty (like, if you change the ROM, your warranty is gone, yes, shame.)
    what should I do?
    What does the "Settings - More - Battery" list of items using the battery show? Something must be running constantly to drain the battery like that. You could also try installing a battery monitoring/saving app. Maybe try a replacement battery as well.
    09-19-2013 02:36 PM
  19. KXXTINE's Avatar
    Ive pretty much done ALL the suggestions in every forum in regards to possibly improving my S4 battery, and still havent really found a solution. I will go to bed with my phone fully charged and no joke, will wake up with my phone at 97%. The moment I start checking messages/notifications, im going towards the 80% range in just less than 30 minutes O_O I dont even have many live apps running. For the price of this phone, I dont think I, or anyone else with similar complaints, should have to do so much adjusting just to preserve battery life. I have been awake for just 2 hours, and im already seeing my battery is down to 61%! What gives? Kind of losing hope here, so I hope someone can sway me from researching anothet phone :T

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-20-2013 12:41 PM
  20. Relletti's Avatar
    Ive pretty much done ALL the suggestions in every forum in regards to possibly improving my S4 battery, and still havent really found a solution. I will go to bed with my phone fully charged and no joke, will wake up with my phone at 97%. The moment I start checking messages/notifications, im going towards the 80% range in just less than 30 minutes O_O I dont even have many live apps running. For the price of this phone, I dont think I, or anyone else with similar complaints, should have to do so much adjusting just to preserve battery life. I have been awake for just 2 hours, and im already seeing my battery is down to 61%! What gives? Kind of losing hope here, so I hope someone can sway me from researching anothet phone :T

    Posted via Android Central App
    When you leave the phone fully charged and go to sleep, do you put it in airplane mode or turn of wifi and 4g? Mine drains like this if I don't turn these things off. Wifi and 4g are battery drainers.

    Tapatalking from my S4
    09-20-2013 12:54 PM
  21. KXXTINE's Avatar
    I always have airplane mode and wifi turned off as I dont really use/need then, but I didnt consider turning off 4g. Ill try that out and see what happens

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-20-2013 02:10 PM
  22. STSVA's Avatar
    I always have airplane mode and wifi turned off as I dont really use/need then, but I didnt consider turning off 4g. Ill try that out and see what happens

    Posted via Android Central App
    When you start at 97% and then drop down into the 60s, what does the Battery settting say is using the battery down from 97 to 60 something %?
    09-20-2013 02:37 PM
  23. Pedro Souza's Avatar
    Here is some screen shots of my battery log:

    battery log of 2h of system idle:



    note: the screen was OFF, it wasn't even turned on a single time! I just removed from the charger and putted the phone in my pocket to move to work, and when I realized it were warm, and droped 30% of battery doing nothing!

    Look at this:

    here I had just woke up, removed the phone from the charger, and rebooted, when it turned on again, it just droped 80% of battery!!

    Here, 4 minutes of idle:



    The extreme drops happened once again:





    People, I really don't know what should I do , but i'm really, really unsatisfied with this phone.
    09-20-2013 11:09 PM
  24. Relletti's Avatar
    Here is some screen shots of my battery log:

    battery log of 2h of system idle:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img41/6374/b5gg.png

    note: the screen was OFF, it wasn't even turned on a single time! I just removed from the charger and putted the phone in my pocket to move to work, and when I realized it were warm, and droped 30% of battery doing nothing!

    Look at this:
    Attachment 82389
    here I had just woke up, removed the phone from the charger, and rebooted, when it turned on again, it just droped 80% of battery!!

    Here, 4 minutes of idle:
    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5355/5c7x.png


    The extreme drops happened once again:
    http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5756/o7dl.png

    http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4673/m81d.png


    People, I really don't know what should I do , but i'm really, really unsatisfied with this phone.
    My god . Ok do you have air view, smart scroll and smart pause enabled? I see the little eye icon at the top in your screen shots. Maybe one of those features are causing the massive drain?

    Tapatalking from my S4
    09-20-2013 11:13 PM
  25. Pedro Souza's Avatar
    I had, for two days I disabled it, and the massive drains happened again...
    I'm seriously thinking in root access the device and change the ROM...
    i'm just worried about the warranty...

    and as our friend said, I bought this phone to use all the awesome features it supposed to have, no to disable everything to save battery....

    the most weird is that:
    it's warm full time, like something is using the processor,
    but I've installed a process OS monitor app, and it's shows 0.5% of processor use...
    man.. it's starting to break my head.
    09-20-2013 11:34 PM
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